latest, Scottish adventure story Brave
, continues the winning streak for the company – debuting at number one from it’s opening weekend of admissions with $66.7 million. That’s the 13th straight number one movie for the Pixar
crew and a testament to the public’s love for their products.
The reviews for the film (which doesn’t debut across the pond until August) have been more mixed than usual for a Pixar
production, citing the fact that the film follows more closely to the formula established by Disney
with its troupe of teen princesses. It seems to be more a sense of the film being just good, rather than incredible but that’s a massive improvement on last year, when Cars 2
notched up a mere 38% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
The US Box Office was all about the animation this past weekend, with Madagascar 3
slotting into second place with $21.2 million for a worldwide total of $208 million and that doesn’t include plenty of regions including Ireland and the UK where it bizarrely won’t arrive until October.
Up third in the states was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
which only cost around $70 million but clawed back just $16.5 – you can read our review for the above average actioner here
. Ridley Scott’s Prometheus
was up next, grabbing just $10 million but that puts its haul above $250 million worldwide. Can you hear a sequel calling? Snow White and the Huntsman
came in at 5, earning around $8, more or less in line with Rock of Ages
.That’s by Boy
, The Avengers
, MIB 3
and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
round out the top 10, with the last earning a mere $3.8 million despite being a comedy with Steve Carell
attached. Maybe the fact that it’s about an imminent apocalypse dampened its box office appeal a little.